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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Kickoff for the 61st annual Dayton District Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 11 am to 1 pm at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The event will celebrate the generous contributions and support of federal employees, service members and retirees within and outside the district. Attendees can get involved with charities, hear testimonials and learn how to contribute to CFC.

The motto of 2022 CFC is: “You can be the face of change”. Overseen by the Office of Personnel Management, CFC’s mission is to promote and support philanthropy through an employee-centered, cost-effective, and effective program to provide all federal employees and retirees with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for everybody.

CFC is one of the largest fundraising campaigns in the world, according to the official OPM website. In 2021, the federal community pledged more than $80 million in monetary donations and volunteer time to local, national and international charities.

“For more than 60 years, members of the federal community have contributed to charities through CFCs, donating more than $8.6 billion to help those in need locally, across the country and around the world,” said the Dr. Edmund Moore, 2022 CFC Dayton District President.

The 2022 Combined Federal Campaign will run from September 1 to January 15. Donated funds will help support more than 5,600 charities across the country, with more than 50 in the Miami Valley community.

“A lot of these charities support the men and women of the grassroots,” Moore said.

CFC is dedicated to addressing the needs of the military and surrounding communities, covering all aspects of the human experience, from the environment and health to animal welfare, the arts, and education.

“This year’s focus will be on everyone doing something with the ‘50,000 Gift $50’ local campaign theme to show that many who give a little add up to a lot,” said Moore. “We hope to bring in new military and federal employees. The most experienced federal employees and retirees have given in the past, and we pray that they will continue to give at those higher levels of giving.”

During the COVID-19 restrictions, Moore served as Vice President of CFC 2021 and put together programs to secure donations.

“As a result of our efforts last year, Air Force Materiel Command was honored with an OPM CFC award called ‘The Show Must Go On!’” he said. “We have fun and engage the base and off-base community with charities to gain support for these worthy causes.”

To make a one-time donation with a charity’s CFC number, use the “Text to Donate” option with your credit card or PayPal account. Text “DONATE” to 978-487-5678. Follow the instructions to commit to the charity of your choice. To make a one-time or recurring donation, visit or scan the QR code to download the CFC mobile giving app. Your campaign manager and key workers will provide you with your ZONE 28 and applicable unit codes for military and civilian personnel.

In addition to the kickoff at the base, there will be a golf outing on October 7 at Twin Base Golf Course to raise awareness of the campaign. For more information or to register, contact Jeffrey Leonard at 937-609-6803 or email [email protected] An alternate contact is Michael Howe at [email protected] Participants and attendees will be encouraged to use the new easy-to-use “Text to Donate” option.

There will also be an off-base kickoff on Oct. 11 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Bldg. 12. The event is free and open to the public from 3-6 p.m.

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